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Photo ID: 741573

On March 26 2007, SNCF officially unveiled the experimental TGV 4402 that had been prepared for months to attempt a new world speed record (on railroad track with sleepers and rails!). On this occ... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: POS TGV
Location: Pantin, France
Locomotive #: TGV 4402
Train ID: -
Photo Date: March 26, 2007


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Added: Jul 07, 2020

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Photo ID: 737114

The CC 7107 was the co-owner of the March 1955 World Speed Record (together with BB 9004, 331 kph). It was in service most of her life on the SouthWest lines whose Paris terminal is the Austerlitz... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: CC 7100
Location: Paris, France
Locomotive #: CC 7107
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 21, 1978


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: May 23, 2020

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Photo ID: 735870

Here is the "World-Famous" 2D2 5516, now preserved at the Cite du Train (main French railroad museum) in Mulhouse. It was born in July 1933 and delivered to the "PO" (Paris-Orl... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: 2D2 5500
Location: Toulouse, France
Locomotive #: 2D2 5516
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 05, 1975


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: May 12, 2020

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Photo ID: 732861

SCMaglev and Railway Park exhibit two experimental shinkansen trains introduced in the mid-1990s, 300X and MLX01. 300X was a prototype to test the design features of the existing 700, N700 Series,... (more)

Railroad: JR Central
Locomotive: 300X, MLX01
Location: Nagoya, Japan
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 23, 2019


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By: D201@EAL

Added: Apr 15, 2020

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Photo ID: 725014

A preserved world record TGV

This is the Sud-Est TGV #16, holder of the 1981 world speed record - see picture 652540. For the time being, it is preserved against going to scrap fir... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Sud-Est TGV
Location: Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, France
Locomotive #: TGV 16
Train ID: -
Photo Date: February 05, 2020


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Feb 08, 2020

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Photo ID: 714971

The Class C62 was the biggest and fastest japanese build steam locomotive. This locomotive hauled the Tsubame express on the Tōkaidō Main Line between Tokyo and Osaka. Also it set the wo... (more)

Railroad: Japanese National Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-4
Location: Nagoya, Japan
Locomotive #: C 62 17
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 21, 2019


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By: Kumamon

Added: Nov 01, 2019

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Photo ID: 701294

The unique 4-8-4 class 26 # 3450 "Red Devil" (Transnet National Collection) is leased by the Ceres Rail Company and made operational again since last year. The world most powerful narrow gauge (Ca... (more)

Railroad: Ceres Railway Company
Locomotive: 26 4-8-4
Location: Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 26 3450
Train ID: Charter
Photo Date: June 20, 2019


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Jun 26, 2019

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Photo ID: 700773

12 years and few months after the world rail speed record at 574,8 Kp/H, the record engines run every days from Paris to Switzerland cities at 320 Kp/H (commercial speed). Just special marking rem... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV Lyria 4402
Location: Crisenoy (77), France
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 21, 2019


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By: Daniel Minaca

Added: Jun 21, 2019

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Photo ID: 679911

First generation TGVs : this is the end

This is the front cab of the Sud-Est TGV #16 at the end of its life. For an engine that is about to be retired, it looks well maintained and... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV SE
Location: Charenton-le-Pont, France
Locomotive #: TGV 16
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 06, 2018


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Dec 07, 2018

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Photo ID: 679857

First generation TGVs : this is the end

In a few days, the first generation TGVs called “Sud-Est TGV” (south-East TGV) will disappear from the south-east lines, meaning all lines o... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV SE
Location: Charenton-le-Pont, France
Locomotive #: TGV 16
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 06, 2018


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Added: Dec 06, 2018

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Photo ID: 678423

The 5th of December 1989, the TGV Atlantique trainset #325 has set a new world speed record on rail at 482,4 km/h. A few days later, this TGV came to Basel SBB for an official visit of the French ... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV Atlantique
Location: Basel , Switzerland
Locomotive #: 325
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December, 1989


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By: Daniel SIMON

Added: Nov 23, 2018

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Photo ID: 653794

Art and Railways

From December 21 2007 to January 6 2008, the SNCF celebrated its 70th Anniversary with a spectacular exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris. The theme was "A... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: BB 9004
Location: Paris, France
Locomotive #: BB 9004
Train ID: -
Photo Date: January 06, 2008


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Added: Apr 03, 2018

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Photo ID: 653776

Today is the 11th years anniversary of world rail speed record at 574,8 Kp/H, the record engines run every days from Paris to Switzerland cities at 320 Kp/H (commercial speed). Just special markin... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV Lyria 4402
Location: Paris (75), France
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 01, 2018


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By: Daniel Minaca

Added: Apr 03, 2018

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Photo ID: 652796

13 cm higher

In January 1981 in the Villeneuve Saint Georges AMPSE shops, the TGV SE #16 had bigger wheels than sister trainset #04 because it was modified for the "TGV100&quo... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV Sud-Est
Location: Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, France
Locomotive #: TGV 16
Train ID: -
Photo Date: January 26, 1981


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Added: Mar 25, 2018

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Photo ID: 652540

380 km/h - The World Speed Record of 1981

This is a picture of the actual 380 km/h speed record run. The train is going north. The highest speed has been achieved between km 156.... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV SE
Location: Moulins-en-Tonnerrois, France
Locomotive #: TGV 16
Train ID: -
Photo Date: February 26, 1981


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Mar 23, 2018

Views: 5,312
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